Fred Schepisi

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Birth Name: Frederic Alan Schepisi

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: December 26, 1939

*75% Italian/Sicilian
*25% Irish

Fred Schepisi is an Australian film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He has directed the films The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Plenty, Roxanne (1987), A Cry in the Dark, Mr. Baseball, Six Degrees of Separation, and Last Orders.

Fred is the son of Loretto Ellen and Frederic Thomas Schepisi.

Fred’s paternal grandfather was named Giuseppi/Giuseppe Schepisi. Giuseppi was originally from Salina, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy.

Fred’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Mary Bennett (the daughter of Thomas Michael Bennett and Maria Crowley). Catherine’s parents were from County Cork, Ireland.

Fred’s maternal grandfather was named Matthew James Hare.

Fred’s maternal grandmother was named Catherine Mary Quinlan.


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